Jesus. A memoir piece. I’ve had some trouble with this I can tell you. I’ve had some false starts. For one thing, I write fiction and there are reasons for that. Serving up memoir feels like piling uncooked food onto someone’s plate. Not once in my life did I sit down to write with my […]
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Serious Times

PUBLISHED ON: 29/12/11

CATEGORY: Editorial

Readers of New Welsh Review will not need reminding that these are serious and exceptional times in which we live. That already hackneyed term ‘the cr …

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The Quick, the Dead and the Daschund

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 29/12/11

CATEGORY: Editorial

Biographers, dealing as they are with lives passing (or gone), wrestle more than other writers with those inevitables: time and death. This spring, th …

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Smithy, Super Thursday and the Evergreen Book as Gift.

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 10/10/11

CATEGORY: Blog

Gavin and Stacey’s Smithy did shove up a Severn Bridge toll barrier to ‘break into Wales’. But when all’s said and done, he is no champion of Wales. S …

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Plus Gainsbourg Que Gainsbourg

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 25/05/11

CATEGORY: Interview

Based on a conversation between Horatio Clare, Richard Gwyn and NWR editor Gwen Davies at Hay Festival, 30 May, 2011 Horatio Clare is the author of Tr …

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The Woman Who Thought Too Much

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 27/03/11

CATEGORY: Reviews

This memoir deserves much more space, which it will get in a future feature in the magazine on a group of new books about the mind. One of my bugbears …

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